Volume XLI June 2003 No. 10
Published By The American Council of the Blind
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© 2003 American Council of the Blind
Christopher Gray, President
Charles H. Crawford, Executive Director
Penny Reeder, Editor
Sharon Lovering, Editorial Assistant
Table of Contents
- President's Message: History in the Making, by Christopher Gray
- How Do You Spell Empowerment?, by Charles H. Crawford
- Summary of the April 15 Conference Call Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors, by Charles S.P. Hodge
- Affiliate News
- Come to Pittsburgh, and Bring the Kids!
- Simon Says Everyone Is Welcome at GDUI Convention Activities
- Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Press Room Is Now Seeking Volunteers
- Convention Newspaper Fees for 2003
- We're More than Just a Great Web Site!, by Marianne Sussman
- Come Join the Honor Roll of ACB Life Members!, by Charles S.P. Hodge
- Letters to the Editor
- Independence by Design, by Cheree Heppe
- An Ordinary Woman of Extraordinary Vision, by Lauren Snyder
- My Computer: An Appreciation from a Guy with Bad Vision, by Ken Lovern
- Here and There, by Sharon Lovering
- High Tech Swap Shop
CLARIFICATION by Charles S.P. Hodge
The summary of the Feb. 11 telephone conference call meeting of the ACB board of directors which appeared in the April 2003 issue of "The Braille Forum" contained an author's note which stated that the board of publications at its Feb. 28 telephone conference call meeting had "overturned" the budgetary directive given to it by the board of directors. This choice of words may have left the impression in the minds of some readers that the BOP was attempting to reverse the budgetary allocation for the Forum. Such an impression is erroneous and must be corrected. During its meeting, the BOP decided to temporarily cut back the page count for the remaining seven issues of 2003, in the hope of accruing enough savings to publish a convention issue. The BOP regrets the temporary setback for "The Braille Forum," and hopes that these limitations can be removed, and the number of issues can be restored to previous levels in the 2004 budget year.
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.